Extra.ie FAI Senior Cup

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The oldest football competition in Ireland, the FAI Senior Cup is the Blue Riband event for clubs in Ireland. Clubs from the SSE Airtricity League compete with junior and intermediate clubs in a competition that dates back to 1922.

The current holders of the competition are Dundalk, who defeated Cork City 2-1in the 2018 Final, courtesy of a Patrick McEleney goal.

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FAI Ford Cup Round 4 replay previews

Bohemians -v- Dundalk (Dalymount Park, K.O. 19:45)

Only a day after hosting Liverpool in a friendly match, Bohs prepare for another big night in Phibsboro as Dundalk come looking for the win that will send them through into the quarter-finals.

Pat Fenlon’s side are likely to be without midfielder Paul Keegan, who has a stomach complaint, but could welcome defender Jason McGuinness back into the matchday squad.

Dundalk are missing the suspended Shaun Kelly, so youngster Tiaran Mulvenna could be drafted into the starting eleven for The Lilywhites.

FAI Ford Cup – Fourth Round replays

St. Patrick’s Athletic and Monaghan United have agreed to replay their FAI Ford Cup fourth round match on Monday, September 7th.

A replay, if needed, was originally to go ahead on Monday, August 17, but St. Patrick’s Athletic requested a deferral because of their involvement in Europe.

Monaghan United supported their application to the FAI after the teams had finished level in a scoreless game on Friday.

Two other matches in the fourth round were drawn - Crumlin United v Waterford and Dundalk v Bohemians. Both matches will be replayed on Tuesday next.


Sligo Rovers surprise Derry in Cup

Sligo Rovers  1 - 0  Derry City
Rafael Cretaro 87

Sligo Rovers reversed the result of the League of Ireland clash between these two sides when they defeated Derry City to advance to the quarter-finals of the FAI Ford Cup at the Showgrounds.

Rovers’ match-winner was Rafael Cretaro who scored the critical winning goal for Rovers just three minutes before the final whistle of a match that was typically competitive.

Sligo send Derry City crashing out

Sligo Rovers   1 - 0   Derry City
Rafael Cretaro 87

Rafael Cretaro popped up with a late winner for Sligo Rovers as they beat Derry City in a pulsating FAI Ford Cup match on Saturday in The Showgrounds.

There were only three minutes remaining in the game when Cretaro cleverly curled in a quick free-kick to stun The Candystripes.

Derry had beaten Paul Cook’s men 4-0 in a one-sided league encounter earlier in the week, but their luck in front of goal was not the same as it was on Tuesday.

Hoops storm into last eight of FAI Ford Cup

Shamrock Rovers   3 - 1   UCD
Dessie Baker 24, 59            Ciaran Kilduff 14 
Paddy Kavanagh 31

Shamrock Rovers came from behind to against UCD to progress to the FAI Ford Cup quarter finals.

Ciaran Kilduff fired the students ahead at Tallaght Stadium within the opening quarter of an hour, but the Premier Division’s second placed team showed composure and no little skill in bringing themselves back into the game and disposing of Martin Russell’s side.

Shamrock Rovers advance in FAI Ford Cup

Shamrock Rovers   3 - 1   UCD
Dessie Baker 24, 59         Ciaran Kilduff 14
Paddy Kavanagh 31

Shamrock Rovers survived an early scare to progress to the FAI Ford Cup quarter finals with a 3-1 win over UCD.

Ciaran Kilduff fired the students ahead within the opening quarter of an hour, but the Premier Division’s second placed team showed composure and no little skill in bringing themselves back into the game and disposing of Martin Russell’s side.

Mons take St. Pat’s to replay

Monaghan United  0 - 0  St. Patrick’s Athletic

Monaghan United have another chance to reach the FAI Ford Cup quarter-finals after drawing 0-0 with St Patrick’s Athletic on Friday evening.

St Pat’s were determined to get back to winning ways after losing to Bohemians in the league earlier in the week and had both Gary Dempsey and Mark Quigley back in their starting line-up.

However, The Super Saints were left frustrated as Quigley and Damian Lynch came close with two good efforts, but failed to find the back of the net.

Crumlin make Waterford United work in stalemate

Crumlin United  0 - 0  Waterford United

The superb FAI Ford Cup run for Crumlin United continues after drawing 0-0 with Waterford United in their fourth round clash, thus ensuring the fixture goes to a replay.

After beating Shelbourne in the previous round, the Leinster Senior League side showed no fear as they matched their First Division opponents in almost every area.

In fact, it was the Dublin-based team that will feel that they performed the better in this match and will feel that they deserved to have clinched a place in the quarter-finals.

Bray emerge from tense tie against Dynamos

Bray Wanderers  2 - 0  Tralee Dynamos
John Flood 31
Dave Webster 45 + 3

Bray Wanderers booked their place in the FAI Ford Cup quarter-finals but not before being given a searching work-out by "A Championship" side Tralee Dynamos in last night’s fourth round tie at the Carlisle Grounds.

First half goals from John Flood and Dave Webster settled the issue for the Seagulls against the first ever Kerry side to reach this stage of the competition.

Longford strike late to down Galway

Galway United   0 - 1   Longford Town
Liam Lynch 83

Liam Lynch was the Longford Town hero as the midlanders enjoyed a smashing success at Terryland Park.

First Division Longford overcame the 23rd minute dismissal of Neal McKenna to defeat top-flight Galway United who wasted several opportunities.

Lynch supplied the decisive goal on 83, and while Galway poured forward in search of a leveller Longford custodian Danny O’Leary was superb.